The kids woke up early today, which made it easy to get ready and get out the door for our train ride from Lisbon to Belem.
After a 35-minute train ride, we found ourselves at the Monument to the Discoveries.
From there, we walked over to the Belem Tower — and found some fun along the way.
We definitely did NOT wait in that long line to get in.
Next we walked over to the gardens by the monastery for a sandwich lunch at the playground.
Then, the monastery!
Then, time for treats. We walked to the Pastéis de Belém in the little town for natas — the famous little custard tarts.
And then why not top it off with gelato from Santini?
We had to wait awhile for a train back to Lisbon, and when one finally arrived it was full. Soren cried halfway home because he wanted a seat. Shaw was wild as well. A lady gave them candy, maybe to be nice or maybe to try to shut them up. We finally got off because they were too crazy. It was too late for naps, so we pushed through the rest of the day by stopping at the money museum, which was surprisingly fun.
I can’t stop laughing at these. The museum had some fun interactive exhibits, including getting your face “printed” on Portuguese bills.
On the way back to the apartment we stopped by a market and got suckling pig sandwiches and a kebab. The kids were kebab fanatics. Also, VERY tired at this point. So Mackenzie and I ventured out after bedtime for an adults-only Indian dinner!